Taking place in a dystopian future of the DC universe, ‘Rotworld’ will cross Animal Man, written by Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) with artwork by Steve Pugh, and Swamp Thing, written by Scott Snyder (Batman) with artwork by Yanick Paquette (Batman Incoporated, vol 1), this October, beginning with issue 13 of the aforementioned titles – although its true origin lies in the zero issues. The annuals may prove useful also according to Kate Stewart, DC’s Assistant Editor.
Matt Kindt’s (Mind MGMT) Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. will also tie-in.
The Rot has won. And according to Snyder, very few “of your favourite heroes and villains survived the Rot’s invasion…this is the whole DCuN, but rotten”. Expect a thriving Poison Ivy then. And Constantine – he’s always there or thereabouts. The cover of issue 13 displays what has happened to those that have succumbed to the Rot – bad luck Hawkman.
Each book will have distinct narrative threads. As the story beings Buddy and Alec are stuck, one year in the future, where the Rot has won and the world is devastated. However, the story will also follow Maxine and Ellen in Swamp Thing and Abby in Animal Man in the present day, where we see the Rot’s advance.
‘Rotworld’ begins this October in Swamp Thing #13 and Animal Man #13.